Bitcoin & Co. – Tim Akinbo: Bitcoin is a Store of Value for the African People

Bitcoin & Co. – Tim Akinbo: Bitcoin is a Store of Value for the African People

Published on June 18th, 2020 by
BTCMedia

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My guest in this episode is Tim Akinbo. He comes from Nigeria and is involved in the Bitcoin space since 2014. I got to know Tim when I asked for bitcoin donations for a school in Harare, Zimbabwe. He contacted me on Twitter and offered to setup a BTCpayserver so that we can receive lightning payments, too. That was of great help. I looked him up and realized that Tim is also a Bitcoin Core contributor, Software developer and has a lot of experience with e-commerce and international payments.

“I think from an individual perspective, Bitcoin will make it possible for people to really, really save, on the African continent.” – Tim Akinbo

Our topics:

How he learned about Bitcoin
His contribution to Bitcoin Core
The use-cases for Bitcoin in Nigeria and Ghana
Methods of payments in Nigeria
How Bitcoin is traded in Africa
Why the trading volume in Africa increased during the Corona pandemic
His perspective on zimbo.cash
Use-cases for Altcoins
The deprecation of the Naira and other African currencies
Bitcoin as a store of value for African people
His new project to make full nodes in Africa visible

Full transcript on the episode page

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Published at Thu, 18 Jun 2020 18:54:00 +0000

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